Tarangus 1/48 SAAB 91 Safir B/C/D
The Saab 91 Safir is a piston engine powered training aircraft which first flew on November 20, 1945.
The first version, 91A, had a 125hp Gypsy Moth engine while later versions had Lycoming engines. 323 units were built in 5 versions (A, B, B-2, C and D). The Safir was used by the Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Austrian, Tunisian and Ethiopean air forces as a trainer aircraft, and a single aircraft was used by the Japan Defense Agency as an STOL test platform.
During development of the Saab 29, the initial Saab 91 prototype was modified with a scaled down version of the Saab 29’s swept wings; this aircraft was designated Saab 201 Experimental Aircraft. This same airframe was later fitted with wings designed for the Saab 32 Lansen; this was designated Saab 202.
The Tarangus kit is the first ever Saab Safir in 1/48 scale. The kit can be built with three or four seats, representing all of the Lycoming engined Saab Safirs. It comes with markings for the Swedish, Ethiopian and Finnish air forces.